Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Part 150 Study Update

Welcome to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport Part 150 Study Update Website

CLT Part 150 News:

The City of Charlotte hosted Public Informational Meetings on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, and Thursday, November 16, 2023. The Public Informational Meetings were open-house style during which boards identifying the status of the Part 150, the work completed to date, and the next steps for the Part 150 process were displayed. If you were not able to attend, the boards presented at the public meeting were made available on this website — click here to navigate to the location of the boards.

If you have comments on the material provided, please send them to the following:

Gaby Elizondo
Landrum & Brown
4445 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Email: [email protected]

Comments are due no later than 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time on November 30, 2023. Before including your name, address and telephone number, email, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The City of Charlotte is currently updating the Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study for the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). The Part 150 Study process uses a balanced approach to identify noise incompatibilities surrounding an airport, and to recommend measures to both correct existing incompatibilities and to prevent future incompatibilities. For Part 150 Study purposes, noise incompatibilities are defined as residences or public use noise-sensitive facilities (libraries, churches, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals) within the 65 Day-Night Average Sound Level (DNL) noise contour.

The purpose for conducting a Part 150 Study Update is to develop a balanced and cost-effective plan for reducing current noise impacts from the Airport’s operations, where practical, and to limit additional impacts in the future.

Among the general goals and objectives addressed by a Part 150 Study are the following:

  • To reduce, where feasible, existing and forecasted noise levels over existing noise-sensitive land uses
  • To reduce new noise-sensitive developments near the Airport
  • To mitigate, where feasible, adverse impacts in accordance with Federal guidelines
  • To provide mitigation measures that are sensitive to the needs of the community and its stability
  • To be consistent, where feasible, with local land use planning and development policies